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New acid reflux treatment

WEST PALM BEACH, FL (WFLX) -- Chronic heartburn is a condition doctors say up to 20 million Americans suffer from.

Now, a new treatment involving magnets is showing some promising results in early clinical trials.

It's called the Linx Reflux Management System and is implanted in the patient's esphogus.

It's a string of magnets shaped in a loop that prevents stomach acid from coming back up into the throat.

The Food and Drug Administration approved the device last month.

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